Springer High School is an emerging program developed from the foundation of more than fifty years of experience as Greater Cincinnati’s most trusted private school for students with learning disabilities, feedback from families, and years of study.
The design of Springer’s High School program has been built upon best practices, latest research and recommendations from some of the most respected schools specializing in learning differences, across the map. Accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, Springer’s expertise and renowned programming were put into practice at the ninth-grade level in 2023. In 2027, Springer will graduate its first senior class.
Our students need to focus on academics and not on understanding the expectations or worrying about what comes next. Springer faculty and staff implement common procedures for consistent instructional routines, providing a strong foundation of procedure in each and every classroom. Students engage in daily targeted intervention for their specific learning needs. Research-based curriculum builds skills the students need to be successful.
Springer's curriculum is designed to provide the opportunity to engage in rigorous academics while experiencing high levels of support from trained faculty. Students are scheduled into grade-level core academic courses and three hallmake courses, designed specifically for our learners. Learning Lab, Quest and SOAR classes are unique to Springer and provide direct instruction in a variety of areas. These elective courses help all students build on language skills that will be beneficial for college preparation, allow them time to learn about themselves as learners and advocates for their own success, and help them to organize and prioritize their work and long-term projects.
Small class sizes make for an environment where every individual student is seen. Students have more opportunity to grow and feel safe taking risks. This fosters curiosity, increases confidence and builds potential. Students feel a sense of belonging as they grow into compassionate members of our community.
High School students have access to extended blocks for English and Math. This allows the opportunity for scaffolding and/or extensions in the areas of English and Math. Students who are behind in these areas could master the content with foundational instruction and reinforcement. Those students excelling have the opportunity for enrichment in the areas in which they thrive.We believe that curriculum must be designed in a way that:
We are committed to keeping core content class sizes at 14 or less. In this setting students have more opportunities to learn and grow and feel safe taking risks. The outcome of such an approach fosters curiosity, increases confidence and builds potential on their path to a successful future.
Throughout a student’s time at a Springer High School, students and families meet regularly with a staff member to discuss plans. Our staff will develop options for students based on their individual needs and future goals. This includes exploring the next steps in their high school journey, assessing their career interests and planning for college.
With our small class sizes, holistic Student Growth will be an integral part of the day at Springer. Students will feel a sense of belonging, as they grow into compassionate members of our community.We believe that Student Growth: